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Classical Gods and Heroes Paperback – August 1, 1974
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There is the fair share of Ovid and Homer, but there is Pindar here and Hesiod, and some of the rarer poets - all with a wide range of talent, unifying though the ringing of words. I had never read the whole myth of Psyche and Cupid without it being edited or summarized in some way, and so it was a joy to find it here. Rhoda A. Hendricks is true to Ovid being Roman, and using the Roman names of the gods which they adapted from the Greeks; lovely too, was her commentary to introduce some scenes with little-known information.
She mixes the usual well-known myths with lesser known ones, The Building of the Walls of Troy; Bellerophon and Pegasus - and many others, translated into English from the words of the ancient poets.
While it is sometimes easy for a modern mind to think reading an ancient Greek narrative could be dull; hence the too often practice of giving a summary, in providing this book, Rhoda gives intriguing glimpses into what is truthfully a ancient richly fascinating culture and it's religion we call, merely mythology.